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The Art Of Listening

Posted by Aaron Davison on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : January 2014 

Today's post is another awesome guest post by producer Gary Gray.

As a reminder, today and tomorrow are the last two days to get both programs I created with Gary about how to mix and master your music (and several free bonuses) for the price of one.

Visit http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/garygray.php for more.

Over to you Gary!

Having been mentored face-to-face by legendary producers such as Quincy Jones, Steve Lillywhite and Phil Ramone  has been quite an opportunity. These three producers ...


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Questions To Ask When Signing Exclusive Deals

Posted by Aaron Davison on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : January 2014 

In today’s post I’m going to touch on an issue that I’ve addressed before and get asked about frequently, which is the topic of signing exclusive deals. I’ve licensed a fair amount of music via a publisher that I have an exclusive arrangement with, so I’m certainly open to this arrangement.  But there are a lot of factors to consider before signing this type of deal. 

This issue has hit closer to home recently as I’m in the process of actively pitching new material of my own and...


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Treat Music Like A Job

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : January 2014 

I heard a great interview recently with the singer/songwriter Sam Beam, aka “Iron And Wine”.  He was asked what the secret to his success was and he replied, “If you treat it like a job, they’ll pay you like it’s a job”.  I love this response, because it really sums up the attitude that is required to succeed in the music business.

It’s ironic to me that arguably one of the hardest and most competitive industries attracts a large percentage of people that seem to be looking for...


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Building Momentum

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, January 6, 2014, In : January 2014 

The following is an excerpt from my new ebook, "An Insider's Guide To Music Licensing".  "An Insider's Guide To Music Licensing" is a 202 page ebook that covers everything you need to know to start licensing your music in tv, films and more.  More Info: http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/insiders-guide.php

In order to be successful in any endeavor, you need to be either really lucky, or you need to build momentum as you move towards your goals. Just like it's easier to get to 80 mph when you...


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